Communication Studies

What will your day look like?

The world of communication studies at AUT is exciting and varied. Watch this video to see what an average day looks like as a communications student. This degree will provide you with a challenging and fun student experience, and the best foundation to launch your career in media and communications. 
Study communications at AUT and engage with the world of contemporary communications and media. Print, broadcast and new media shape our perceptions and reactions to the world. We make choices on everything from policy decisions to consumer purchases based on the messages we receive. AUT communications graduates help create those messages, whether they’re journalists, communication managers, advertising professionals or TV producers.

The industry demand for our graduates is high because the standard is high. AUT communications graduates pick up top jobs in the best companies and news media outlets around the world. Whatever area you specialise in, AUT will provide you with the best foundation to launch your communications or media career.

AUT’s purpose-built media facilities give you hands-on experience with industry standard facilities – including state-of-the-art screen and television studios, newsrooms, sound and editing suites, digital media labs, a media centre, performance studio and a radio station.

Pre-degree Programme
Certificate in Communication Studies

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Communication Studies

Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Communication Studies Conjoint Degree

Graduate Diplomas
Graduate Diploma in Advertising Creativity
Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism

Postgraduate Programmes
Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours)
Postgraduate Certificate in Communication Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Brand Communication
Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies*
Master of Communication Studies
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

Academic Staff


Details about our research areas and interests

Asia Pacific Report
Centre for Performance Research
Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre
Multimodal Research Centre
Outside the Square
Pacific Journalism Review
Pacific Media Centre
Pacific Media Watch
Popular Culture Research Centre
Static FM
Te Waha Nui

*Subject to CUAP approval

Last updated: 07-Oct-2016 2.50pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.